New gear for netballers
Clyde netballers reckon if they ‘‘look sharp, they play better’’ and now that they have new bibs and balls, the teams are keen to go on a winning run.
Clyde Primary School was recently the recipient of new netball equipment through the ANZ Dream Delivery national promotion.
Netballer Emma Rees, 12, said it was ‘‘really good’’ to get some new ‘‘grippy’’ balls and thought they would definitely play better.
Schoolmate Avie Morgan, 8, said they had only lost twice this season and now that they had new gear, they would be an even tougher opponent.
The school had three junior teams and a senior team comprising 36 players which competed in the Central Otago primary schools’ competition on a Saturday.
Coach Nicola Blanch said before they were provided with new equipment, she made some of the netball bibs for the girls, so it was great to have some new ones.
Blanch entered the school netballers in the promotion and it was the first time they had won.
‘‘We’ve been using makeshift bibs to complete the kit. Our balls have seen better days so this new equipment is such great timing.’’
ANZ head of sponsorship Sue McGregor said they were proud to support netball at all levels.
Avie Morgan, 8, Ellie King, 9, Mackenzie Blanch, 10, and Emma Rees, 12, with Adrienne Bremner, Nicola Blanch and Doug White.